February 07, 2009

Light play


Evening light, a corner of my office, in shadow.


Hey Harriet hosts Shadow Shot Sunday
each weekend from Australia


"There are two kinds of light - 
the glow that illumines, 
and the glare that obscures."  

~ James Thurber

43 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

I guess we both have a thang for night shadows...love the colors of shadow at night!

moxylyn said...

I love the bright colors and darkness at the same time.

LeelaBijou said...

So beautiful!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow, that's pretty! I love the colours in your shadow shots :)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Ur office is so colorful that give your shadow a dramatic touché.

GORGEOUS!

Golden West said...

When you're ready for gardening, here are the most highly deer resistant/colorful flowers for your garden: ageratum, vinca, buttercup, catnip, foxglove, daffodil, nicotiana, forget-me-not, lamb's ear, allium, sweet alyssum, coreopsis, snapdragon, calendula and globe thistle. My mom solved her rabbit problem by putting carrots out for them! Spring is almost here!

High Desert Diva said...

GW-

I thought I had the deer problem figured out. Your list of plants is very similar to what I had in my valley garden. There were about 5 deer who visited almost daily.

When we moved here, and I began landscaping I thought: no problem. I've dealt with deer for years. I know what to plant and what not to plant.

$1000 in plants....they've nibbled on all but one of them!

The desert deer eat EVERYTHING!

M.Kate said...

wow..what a shot, it looks so fantastic and beautiful :D

Jenn said...

All of your shots are so mystical, they remind me of movie sets every week. :) Gorgeous!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Topic #1 -- The shot is lovely! So often we think of shadow shots in B&W, but I love the colors!

Topic #2 -- DEER!! Yes, we struggle with them, too. I have been told if they are hungry enough they will eat ANYTHING, includes items on the deer-do-not-eat list....

Robynn's Ravings said...

Swooned over the photo today. And I'm wild for shadows on color. Your office must be quite a sanctuary for the mind.

Thanks so MUCH for dropping by "my place" and for your kind comments. Hope to see you again and I'm following you now. I think I need a daily dose of your lovely inspiration in a variety of mediums.

Golden West said...

Hmmm - what about cactus? ;-)

High Desert Diva said...

Yep...cactus is definitely a front runner.

Shiny Black Shoes said...

I love what light does, its like magic! :)

Jeanne said...

Love the mix of shadow and rich color!

Two Dog Pond said...

Your office space must be very inspirational - it's beautiful!
Around here to help control deer nibbling, people soak habanero peppers in water and then make a spray out of it and spray plants, trees etc to keep the deer away. All natural - just spray downwind...

High Desert Diva said...

Rachel,
Thanks!
and thanks for the habanero trick. We tried that last summer. Problem was, our sprinkler system. Every morning all that water would just wash the juice away. We eventually gave up!

alice said...

I think that's the pertiest one I've seen you do so far. :)

Cynthia said...

Color in shadow...how clever, Charmaine!

Greyscale Territory said...

Those wonderful rich and bold colours are both alive and soothing. And the hint of shadow as if on the wind is magical!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful shot..vey interesting and love the colors.
Happy SSS..

Hot Fudge said...

The beautiful painting is certainly enhanced by the evening shadows - I love it.

We don't have deer problems in our part of the world, although there are a couple which wander around, nearly causing accidents as drivers gape, unable to believe their eyes. You mentioned that they nibbled on every plant except one. I'd be rushing out buying in stacks of that variety!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Such vibrant colours!

willow said...

Beautiful!

Sandra Ree said...

Oh how pretty! Beautiful shot!

Gina said...

What a beautiful corner..reminds me of Van Gogh with all the yellow! :D

SweetPeaSurry said...

Georgeous. Well used to that now. Everytime I see your gorgeous piccies I tell myself I NEED to get a camera. Doggone it!!!

robin bird said...

what great and daring color combinations in your office! this shot of that corner is fantastic!!

Paz said...

Very nice!

paz

Jill said...

Makes your office look like a very peaceful place.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a pretty shadow! Love the colors! Congrats on your new banner - it is great!
have a nice weekend!

Carletta said...

Your office must be beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Fabulous shots! Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa B. said...

The colors are great...so vibrant! Nice SS:D

Raven said...

What wonderful, dramatic colors... and amazing shadows. Lovely.

Gallery Juana said...

My mouth waters every time I get a glimpse of your office!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I've always loved the color combination of purple and yellow. This is such a cool photo. It's so simple yet there is so much going on in it and so much to figure out. Some of it is hard to tell. The yellow leaves look, at times, to be painted on the purple vase; like the one in the middle.

Stunning, Diva!

Star of the East said...

Wonderful shadow shot!

PJ said...

Those are some fabulous colors, ma'am. I love the whoe effect, like a painting within a painting.
Happy SSS!

Alissa Nicolau said...

Wonderfully vibrant colors!

Dianne said...

what a fatastic place to work!

storyteller's other blog said...

Beautiful photo and I love the quote!
Hugs and blessings,

Twinkle Star Art said...

Love the colours, that would make a great artistic background for something.